Born: Melbourne, Victoria.
Resident of Brisbane area since 1971.
Attended Wynnum State High School
Bachelor Applied Science Computing (QUT). Extensive experience on numerous mainframe systems including HP3000 Cobol and SQL.
Completed 1st year of Graduate Diploma of Advanced Computing (USQ)
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.
(Current) Advisory Board Member, Technology, Families After Trauma Foundation
(Current) Clear Foundation Committee, Open Source Advocate, Clear Foundation
(Current) Webmaster, Committee and Workshop volunteer Pine Rivers Computer Club Inc.
(Past) Technology Support volunteer at Goodwill Games 2001 Brisbane and CHOGM Coolum 2002
(Past) Pine Rivers Community Development office (now Moreton Shire Council) computer support volunteer.
Pine Rivers Computer Club Inc.
Qld Irish Association (National Member)
Computer Technician Repair/Troubleshooting.
R&D Programmer/Support on POS/Front Office/PABX systems installed Australia and Overseas e.g. Jupiters Casino, Sheraton Hotels, Melbourne Arts Centre etc. Technologies included C/Assembler/808x assembler plus Xenix, PC/IX, System III/System V Unix on IBM PC, Zilog Zeus,Altos and Convergent Technologies
R&D Programmer/Support on Medical Computing platforms specializing in Medical Records/Billing and Pathology computerization and interfacing to various high end automated Laboratory systems. Acted as consultant to Ipswich Hospital Pathology department to ensure pathology computerization integrated into the entire hospital system and Royal Brisbane Hospital central pathology.
Network Officer Qld Treasury Department. In this role I supported and assisted hundreds of users across the department using the largest Novell network at that time in Qld. The role was quite challenging in that the PSMC review of Treasury mandated large sections of Treasury involved in Investments and State Debt Management be split out and moved into separate buildings in the CBD. These are now known as QIC (Queensland Investment Corporation) and QTC (Queensland Treasury Corporation). This involved a considerable reshuffling of PC's, users and setting up new servers and a Metropolitan Area Network across the city. I also became involved with setting up a new network for the staff of the Office of State Revenue and was on the committee for GOSIP (Open Systems Interfacing). I also assisted in network interoperability with WANG VS, IBM SNA3270 mainframe, DEC and SCO Unix System V based systems.Supported money market dealing rooms with technology including live feeds such as Reuters, Equinet and using software including HiFinance and inhouse developed software by QTC/QIC
IT Manager Haematology and Oncology Clinics of Australasia supporting Novell networks across 2 locations (Wesley and Mater Private Hospitals) and IBM RT minicomputer pathology computerization. Helped project manage with Sullivan and Nicolaides pathology the changeover of pathology computerization to their IBM Mainframe from the clinic and developed in assistance with S&N the very first HL7 interface done in Qld in the private health sector (as recognized by Qld Health) for Pathology order entry. Also worked extensively with patient/demographic research using Excel, Access and SQLBase databases. Extensive assistance with re-engineering PABX, IT and software development for the opening of a second clinic at the Mater hospital. Developed comms and specialized patient reporting tools in Visual Basic and Access with ODBC to SQLBase. Subsequent to my pioneering work at this clinic both as an IT Manager and since their opening as a consultant they have grown to become THE largest private sector cancer care provider in the Australiasian region.
More recently I have become self employed specializing in Linux servers, web technologies and associated infrastructure as this web site details elsewhere.